Lila Downs Presents Her New Single ‘Urge’

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Grammy-winning Mexican American star Lila Downs has recently released her new album ‘Salón Lágrimas Y Deseo‘ (‘Tears And Desire’). The latest single is “Urge,” a cover of the song by legendary Mexican songwriter Martin Urieta.

The album’s first single was “Peligrosa” (“Dangerous Woman”), an anthem for female empowerment. Its lyrics invite all the “dangerous” women to join her. In this song, “dangerous” subversively refers to women who are intelligent, women who are independent, women who know how to get things done; make decisions, fight and love. With this blues-influenced song, Lila sings to women who, against all odds, have put it all on the line for love, who have laughed, cried, suffered and shared their innermost feelings without fear.

Salón Lágrimas Y Deseo‘ fuses such genres as blues, cumbia, danzón, banda and Cuban son with torch ballads that perfectly suit Lila’s unmistakable, expressive contralto voice. The album consists of six original songs and seven reinterpretations of classics by such legendary composers as Agustín Lara, José Alfredo Jiménez and Álvaro Carrillo. Lila is also joined by some of Latin music’s most critically acclaimed talents, as she duets with Mon Laferte, Carla Morrison, Diego El Cigala and Andrés Calamaro.

Lila is renowned for crafting albums and delivering vocal performances that are inspired by Mexico’s pre-Columbian indigenous culture. ‘Salon Lágrimas Y Deseo‘ will delight her longtime fans and touch the hearts of all ages, ethnicities and walks of life. It is dedicated for women who are strong and tenacious, and who love to partake in culture that is empowering.


Over the course of her career, Lila Downs has released nine studio albums, while winning a GRAMMY® and four Latin GRAMMYs®. Among the world-class stages that have seen her perform are The Obama White House, Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional, Carnegie Hall, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Gran Rex, the Hollywood Bowl, NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the Pan-American Games, the Latin GRAMMYs®, the Academy Awards, and festivals such as Live Earth and WOMAD.

9/27 –  The Granada – Santa Barbara, CA
9/29 – Dolby Theater – Los Angeles, CA
9/30 – Zellerbach Hall – Berkeley, CA
10/4 – Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
10/6 – Annette Strauss Square – Dallas, TX
10/8 – The Tobin Center for Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX
10/14 – Abraham Chavez Theatre – El Paso, TX
10/17 – Eisenhower Auditorium – University Park, PA
10/20 – Music Center At Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD
10/22 – Merriam Theater – Philadelphia, PA
3/3/2018 – Macky Auditorium – Boulder, CO
3/6/2018 – Ordway Music Theatre – St Paul, MN
3/8/2018 – Jack Singer Concert Hall – Calgary, Alberta
3/10/2018 – Chan Shun Concert Hall – Vancouver, British Columbia


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